Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.

“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination” (Lev 18:22, NKJV).

 “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them [such practices are sinful and apart from God’s will (1 Tim 1:8-11). Practices of this type produce a serious distortion of the image of God in men and women, and are strongly condemned throughout Scripture]” (Lev 20:13, NKJV).

 “For this reason God gave them up [allowed them to reap what they sowed] to degrading passions [the unnatural vices of pagan society]. Their women exchanged natural intercourse for unnatural [anal], and in the same way also the men, giving up natural intercourse with woman, were consumed with passion for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men [homosexuality, sodomy] and received in their own persons the due penalty for their error [sexually transmitted diseases, ill health or death]” (Rom 1:26,27).

 “And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God [this implies that their rejection of God was not unconscious], God gave them up to a debased mind [God left them to a state of mind that was evil] and to things that should not be done [indecent, perverted, unnatural]. They know [revealed in the conscience] God’s decree [judgment], that those who practice such things deserve to die [the fatal consequences of sin]—yet they not only do them but even applaud others who practice them [show approval, encourage, heartily endorse]” (Rom 1:28,32). Note also Phil 3:19.

 “Likewise, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which, in the same manner as they, indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural lust [sodomy], serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire. Yet in the same way these dreamers also defile the flesh, reject authority, and slander the glorious ones” (Jude 7,8).

 “Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, sodomites [Cassell dictionary states – anal intercourse with a man or woman, or sexual relations with an animal], thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbers— none of these will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Cor 6:9,10). Note also Lev 18:6-17,23 regarding bestiality and incest.

 “Neither yield your members [the organs and faculties of the body] as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin…” (Rom 6:13, KJV).

 “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God” (Deut 22:5, KJV).

 “Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair, it is degrading to him” (1 Cor 11:14).

 “ ‘Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven [in other words, obeys, does what God says, wants]’ ” (Matt 7:21, NIV).


God's Demarcation Line

God’s great love encompasses all, for there is no one that He will shun,
Including homosexuals, given that He died for everyone.
Yes, transsexuals, lesbians, and those who're bisexual as well,
Are all loved by God above — for this fact, we via the Scriptures can tell.

However, our God clearly says that same-sex sexual acts are out,
And that very soon He will punish all who this command choose to flout.
His Word tells us that such sexual acts are an “abomination,”
Which very clearly declares to us the strength of His condemnation.

Yes, God's Word clearly tells us that such sexual acts are very wrong,
And even Paul when he speaks of them, uses language that's just as strong,
For he calls such acts “unnatural,” and he says that they're “shameful” too,
And also makes it clear that offenders such rebelliousness will rue.

To be that way is one thing, (for it appears that some are born that way),
But putting such into practice is to clearly God’s word disobey,
For He considers such a sin, a sin that He has always abhorred,
And on all those who are unrepentant, His great wrath will soon be poured.

You see, such sexual behaviour runs contrary to God’s design,
And thereby just violates His creational demarcation line.
That being, a line that He has set, one that He has never wanted crossed,
For He knows that such wrongful behaviour introduces what will cost.

Thus, our Creator intended that sexual attraction only occur
Between a man and a woman, (whose differences would thereby stir).
And hence the way that we've been designed, and why men sow and women bear,
For God intended that only a husband and wife have kids to rear.

Even dressing up in clothes that are the opposite to your gender
Will bring you under the classification of being an offender,
For our Creator doesn't want the gender distinctions marred or blurred,
And nor for that matter, Christians going against any of His Word.

Therefore, if the clothing that you're wearing has the label "unisex,"
You are unwittingly aiding one of Satan’s very clever tricks,
For wherever Satan can do so, he will distort and undermine,
As he is certainly no respecter of God’s demarcation line.

Since Adam and Eve's fall in Eden, Satan has continuously
Done everything within his cruel power to degrade humanity. 
And he's targeted morality, for he knows that once such departs, 
He has clearly gained the upper hand, and got control of human hearts.

Therefore, we should never ever condone any immorality,
For history has clearly shown that such just injures society.
Yes, our Creator knows what’s best, hence those boundaries that He has set,
But sadly — so many people, Christians — this earth’s past mistakes forget.

The Scriptures clearly tell us, that God's demarcation line still remains,
Hence why anyone who’s prudent, from such wrong sexual acts refrains,
For eternal life's not given to any who choose to disobey,
As those who willingly choose to disobey, rebellion still display.

But remember though:

That it is only sin that God hates, for He loves the sinner dearly,
Hence those dreadful marks upon His hands which show that love very clearly.
And hence why He wants us to hate sin too, but the sinner also love,
Thereby reflecting in our lives the loving righteous God who's above.

By Lance Landall

You might like to read my poem "Such I Won't Condone".